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Rosemary Sayer is a writer, business communications consultant and former journalist. Her third book More to the story – conversations with refugees was published in 2015 by Margaret River Press. She has previously written two biographies including The CEO, the Chairman and the Board (2008) about Trevor Eastwood, the former chairman and CEO of Wesfarmers Limited.

Rosemary is a sessional lecturer and tutor in human rights and writing at Curtin University where she is completing her PhD about refugee life stories.

She is actively involved with a number of organisations that assist refugees and asylum seekers in Western Australia and serves on the board of the Edmund Rice Centre, a not for profit organisation that helps people from refugee and other migrant backgrounds as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Rosemary is a strong supporter of the writing sector, having served six years on the board of writingWA. She was the founder of the philanthropic group The Literary Lions and is a regular contributor to writers’ festivals in Australia and throughout Asia. She was a founding director of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and one of the inaugural patrons of the Man Asian Literary Prize.


  • More to the story is a powerful and timely book that reveals the voices of ordinary Australians who did extraordinary things to survive before coming to this country as refugees and asylum seekers.

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